As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS is also often compared to waterproofs, pro digicams, super zooms and boutiques. The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX730 HS and the PowerShot SX720 HS) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a screen which flips out, is newer (july 2018 vs april 2017) and is more popular.

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, has a slightly shorter battery life (265 shots vs 370 shots) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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similar age
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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1 year older
$344 - $379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX730 HS and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
2 years older
$198 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
2 years older
$219

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200)

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5 months older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 922k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90)

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 380 shots vs 265 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to waterproof competitors include: it has way more more zoom (40x vs 5x), has a screen which flips out, is newer (july 2018 vs may 2017), is more popular and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 1 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), is slightly larger (mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs compact (112×66×29 mm)), is thicker (1.6" vs 1.1"), is slightly heavier (299 g vs 231 g) and is not waterproof.

Nikon Coolpix W300

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1 year older
$339 - $387

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix W300 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a screen which flips out, is newer (july 2018 vs september 2012), is more popular and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.8), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years older
$494 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
1 year older
$799 - $1,010

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
1 year older
$429

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
5 years older
$442

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 265 shots

common strengths of the S110 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
6 years older
$368 - $403

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Olympus Tough TG-5

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1 year older
$399 - $413

Significant advantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Shoots significantly faster: 20 fps vs 10 fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Tough TG-5 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 461k dots), is significantly smaller (mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs 146×119×181 mm), has a screen which flips out, is newer (july 2018 vs january 2016) and is thinner (1.6" vs 7.1").

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (40x vs 125x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 21 mm), lacks and external mic jack, has a slightly shorter battery life (265 shots vs 325 shots) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

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similar age
$499 - $549

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Longer battery life: 325 shots vs 265 shots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly larger: Large (127×91×117 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.6" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the PowerShot SX70 HS and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Announced: September 2018 vs July 2018
  • Light weight: 608 g vs 299 g

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
3 years older
$368 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly longer battery life: 340 shots vs 265 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly larger: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.5" vs 1.6"
  • Heavier: 650 g vs 299 g

common strengths of the SX60 HS and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 299 g

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Longer battery life: 330 shots vs 265 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly thicker: 4.7" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Light weight: 616 g vs 299 g

Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40
6 years older
$320

Significant advantages of the SX40 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 380 shots vs 265 shots
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX40 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots
  • Larger: Professional size (123×92×108 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.3" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the SX40 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×92×108 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Flip-out screens
  • Light weight: 600 g vs 299 g

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
2 years older
$399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Shorter battery life: 205 shots vs 265 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 299 g

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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similar age
$849 - $997

Significant advantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much more zoom: 125x vs 40x
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much larger: 146×119×181 mm vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Much heavier: 1,415 g vs 299 g
  • Much thicker: 7.1" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the Coolpix P1000 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Announced: July 2018 vs July 2018

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (40x vs 3x), has a screen which flips out, is newer (july 2018 vs october 2017), is thinner (1.6" vs 2.5") and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.7), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Fujifilm XF10

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similar age
$449

Significant advantages of the XF10 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the XF10 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Shoots significantly slower: 6 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the XF10 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×64×41 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 279 g vs 299 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.6"

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

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9 months older
$899 - $1,099

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 40x
  • Shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 265 shots
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (115×78×51 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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similar age
$998

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/3.3
  • Has a touch screen
  • Longer battery life: 340 shots vs 265 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 40x
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly thicker: 2.5" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the Lumix DC-LX100 II and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 40x
  • Fairly small: Standard size (115×66×64 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens